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By R. K. Narayan

Introducing this number of tales, R. okay. Narayan describes how in India 'the author has simply to seem out of the window to choose up a personality and thereby a story'. Malgudi Days is the marvellous consequence. the following Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a seller of pies and chappatis -- every kind of individuals, drawn in complete color and endearing household aspect. And less than his magician's contact the entire imaginary urban of Malgudi springs to lifestyles, revealing the essence of India and of human event.

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